May 26, 2019

Shennan Harris

Shennan Harris helps employers solve – and prevent – problems through efficient, effective, personalized representation and counseling.

Shennan excels at efficiently and effectively managing all aspects of the litigation process and thinking outside the box to resolve tough problems. She represents clients in all aspects of complex litigation and arbitration, including class actions and in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as helps employers resolve charges of discrimination and other disputes before administrative agencies.

In addition to her dispute resolution work, Shennan counsels employers of all sizes regarding all aspects of federal, state and local employment law, including hiring, termination, wage and hour compliance, FMLA and ADA issues, federal contractor issues, and employee handbooks and policies. Shennan is well-versed on state and local employment laws, including paid sick leave laws, allowing her to provide guidance to employers with employees across the US. She also helps clients by reviewing, drafting and providing advice regarding all types of employment-related contracts.

Prior to joining our firm, Shennan was a litigation associate in the Chicago office of a major international law firm for seven years.

Shennan is a member of the Federal Bar Association and Ohio Women’s Bar Association, and is a member of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation’s 2016-17 Leadership Institute class.

Experience

  • Successfully defended district court’s grant of summary judgment for client employer upon appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Obtained summary judgment for employer in employer intentional tort case.

  • Representing employers in employment discrimination litigation in federal court.

  • Revised handbook and drafted 50-state supplement for client with employees across the US.

  • Representing employer in multiplaintiff arbitration involving wage and hour allegations.

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